Urenco uranium enrichment plant in Gronau __ again started to ship their radioactive waste, depleted uranium hexafluoride, to Russia. Activists stopped the rail transport coming from the uranium enrichment plant with climbing blockages.
The uranium is stored in Russia in the open air in partially rusty barrels. In the present form of uranium hexafluoride it is not only radioactive, but also chemically highly dangerous.
Already during mining of the uranium enriched in Gronau, the environmental damage in other countries like Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, or Namibia is hazardous. Radioactive waste dumps and mud lakes remain behind.